Glenn Hughes Can’t Slow Down

Evidently last month’s Black Country Communion United Kingdom outing wasn’t enough to satisfy the touring appetite of most excellent bassist / singer Glenn Hughes. The rocker has slotted his own U.K. tour for the spring.

Eyeballing a list of all the bands associated with Hughes is like a walk through the British rock history book, what with Hughes having worked in Deep Purple and Trapeze as well as with Black Sabbath / Heaven And Hell legend Tony Iommi. Hughes also paid tribute the late great Ronnie James Dio when he sang with Heaven And Hell at London’s last year.

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High Voltage Festival, Victoria Park, London, UK

Hughes wrapped up 2010 with a U.K. tour by Black Country Communion, the Brit / U.S. supergroup that also includes Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian.

Who’s playing in Hughes’ band on the upcoming U.K. run? That would be Pontus Engborg on drums, guitarist Soren Andersen and Anders Olinder on keyboards.

The tour begins May 14 in Northampton at The Roadmender. Other stops include Cambridge at the Junction May 15; Edinburgh at HMV Picture House May 20; Aberdeen at Lemon Tree May 21; Brighton at Komedia Ltd. May 26 and Poole at Mr. Kyps May 27 before hitting the end of the road in Birmingham at Town Hall May 29.

A presale begins Jan. 5 and the general public onsale begins Jan. 7. For more info, click here for the Glenn Hughes website.